Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Pico vs Gonzales?
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Pico vs Gonzales stats
Aaron Pico stepped into the ring with a record of 8 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Justin Gonzales made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Pico had a massive power advantage over Gonzales, boasting at 75% knock out percentage over Gonzales' 33%.
Aaron Pico was the younger man by 5 years, at 25 years old.
Gonzales had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pico. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Pico was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 11 months later than Gonzales, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 22 less professional rounds, 19 to Gonzales' 41.
Pico vs Gonzales form
Pico had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Aiden Lee at Bellator 260 on 11th June 2021 by in the 3rd round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Solo Hatley Jr at Bellator 242 on 24th July 2020 by in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Henry Corrales at Bellator 214 on 26th January 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at The Forum, Los Angeles.
Before that, he had won against Leandro Higo at Bellator 206 on 29th September 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.
He had beat Lee Morrison at Bellator 199 on 12th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at SAP Center, San Jose.
Pico's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.
Gonzales' last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.5 rounds on average.